Northern Virginia Doesn’t Need an Amazon Headquarters

As part of one of the richest counties in the U.S., the last thing that Arlington needs is a bigger push toward income inequality.

Vote Yes on Ballot Question 1

New York City residents will be able to vote on Nov. 5 whether or not to implement a ranked-choice voting system for local primaries...

What Does Gothamist Reopening Mean for Local News

Last November, Gothamist — a New York City local news website — and its affiliates in other American cities shut down. Gothamist CEO Joe...

NYC Law Enforcement Needs to be Held Accountable

Oriel Ceballos, a local artist who frequently displays his work in Washington Square Park, was violently arrested last week by law enforcement. A video...

The False Promise of Closing Rikers Island

The New York City Council overwhelmingly voted earlier this month to close the notorious Rikers Island jail complex. The $8 billion resolution will replace...
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Voting in New York Almost Got Harder

In early September, Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed changing the date of New York’s 2020 presidential primary from April to February, claiming he wanted to...

Homelessness Isn’t Something You Can Scrub Off the Streets

This isn’t the first time a picture taken of homeless people has sparked debate about the potentially — and almost invariably — exploitative nature...

Homeless Students Deserve More From NYC’s Education Department

At a homeless shelter in Manhattan, Christlie Jean-Baptiste struggles to get her children online for remote learning due to the shelter’s lack of Wi-Fi...

Staff Rants: Faltering Quality of Music, Avenue A and Cantor Film Center

For our first Staff Rants of the semester, WSN’s very whiny team weighs in on the rapid pace of music production, Serial’s new season,...

The NYPD’s Subway Occupation Must End

A young black man, Adrian Napier, was sitting alone on the subway at the Franklin Avenue station in Brooklyn on Oct. 25. A gang...

The Uncomfortable Issue of Bathroom Accessibility

Imagine this: you’re stranded in Midtown and you’re starting to feel the chai latte you chugged an hour earlier. Or maybe you and your...

Sound the Alarm Less Often

Read one writer's take on why fire drills can lose their effectiveness if unannounced and repeated too often.
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